Elliot Page, known as Ellen Page before his big gender identity reveal, took to Instagram, for the first time since he came out as transgender to say thank you to all his fans for their unwavering support.
Page, who is presently starring in The Umbrella Academy by Netflix, took a selfie and shared it on Instagram on Sunday, December 20. Page was wearing glasses and a black hoodie in her photo. She wrote, “From the bottom of my heart, thank you. Your love and support has been the greatest gift.”
Page added, “Stay safe. Be there for each other. If you are able, support @transanta and @translifeline See you in 2021 Xoxo Elliot.”
Many celebrities expressed their support including Jennifer Garner whom he worked with in the movie, Juno. The actress also played the mom of a gay teenage boy in Love, Simon in 2018. She commented,”Major, huge love to you, Elliot.”
Indya Moore of Pose also wrote, “Love you sm!” while singer Janelle Monae, Kate Mara, Shawn Ashmore, and Laura Linney also offered their support.
According to his gender identity reveal a few weeks ago, Page said he felt overwhelmed by the love and support of many people. He added, “I can’t begin to express how remarkable it feels to finally love who I am enough to pursue my authentic self.”
Emma Portner, Page’s wife, also praised him by writing, “I am so proud of @elliotpage. Trans, queer and non-binary people are a gift to this world. I also ask for patience & privacy but that you join me in the fervent support of trans life every single day. Elliot’s existence is a gift in and of itself. Shine on sweet E. Love you so much.”- Advertisement -
Based on his original post, the Juno star asked for patience and said, “My joy is real, but it is also fragile. The truth is, despite feeling profoundly happy right now and knowing how much privilege I carry, I am also scared.”
“I love that I am trans,” Page wrote. “And I love that I am queer. And the more I hold myself close and fully embrace who I am, the more I dream, the more my heart grows and the more I thrive. To all trans people who deal with harassment, self-loathing, abuse and the threat of violence every day: I see you, I love you and I will do everything I can to change this world for the better. Thank you for reading this.”